OST REFERENDUM UNOFFICIAL RESULTS WHITECLAY/OGLALA Alcohol yes 100 No 226 Med Marijuana yes 250 No 119 Rev marijuana...Posted by Oglala Sioux Tribe - OST on Wednesday, March 11, 2020
As for medical marijuana, 1,840 voted for it, compared to 412 against, according to the tallies. For recreational marijuana, 1,585 voted "Yes" while 576 voted "No." Regardless of the outcome, marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law. Federal authorities could prosecute anyone -- Indian and non-Indian alike -- for possessing, transporting, selling or cultivating marijuana. Marijuana is also illegal under South Dakota law. Though the state generally lacks jurisdiction over the activities of Indians in Indian Country, authorities in the past prosecuted non-Indians who engaged in a marijuana business that was to be operated by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
"When our people vote on whether to allow alcohol onto our homelands, my vote will be NO" Thank you to the Horse Nation, riders and support. No to Alcohol on March 10, 2020 (7am-7pm mst)Posted by Julian Bear Runner, Oglala Sioux Tribe President on Monday, February 24, 2020
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Editorial: To legalize the sale of alcohol on the reservation; that is the question (February 6, 2020)